Planning

Harness the Power of Analytics—Even if You’re Not an Analyst

Adopting analytics may seem like a permanent “wishlist” item. Steve Grimes of Jazz at Lincoln Center shares good news with us: there are simple ways to get started—without being an expert analyst. The result? Better information to guide strategy and success.

6 Reasons MGOs Should Embrace Metrics—a Fundraiser’s Perspective

6 Reasons MGOs Should Embrace Metrics—a Fundraiser’s Perspective

Nonprofit leaders increasingly depend on metrics to keep fundraising programs on track. Fundraisers are asking: how do metrics help me in my work? We spoke with a fundraiser to hear how she uses metrics and why MGOs should embrace metrics.

Aperio Guide: Board Engagement & Pledge Form

Aperio Guide: Board Engagement & Pledge Form

Board members are among the most important—if not the most important—supporters an organization has. It incumbent on organizations to continually ask: how can we make board service fulfilling? An annual conversation about goals, ideas, and philanthropy goes along way to creating a meaningful board experience.

Aperio Guide: Fundraiser-Executive Partnership

Aperio Guide: Fundraiser-Executive Partnership

Leadership involvement is crucial to relationship-based fundraising. But nonprofit executives are pulled in so many directions, donor relationships easily slip off the to do list. Fundraisers can help. This guide provides a framework for fundraiser-executive partnership to move relationships forward.

Aperio Guide: Casting Your Vision

Aperio Guide: Casting Your Vision

You’re ready to create a major gifts program, or grow your program to the next level. But first, it’s time to get clear about how you would use the additional funding. This guide provides a series of conversation topics to work through with your team. You’ll emerge with a clear vision and the language to share it with donors.

Ready to Dive into Prospect Research? A Researcher Shares How to Get Started

Ready to Dive into Prospect Research? A Researcher Shares How to Get Started

Investing in prospect research can reap big returns for your program and help your frontline fundraisers stay focused on meeting with donors. How do you get started? Rannie McCants, Development Research Associate at The Public Theater, shares her insights on leveraging the power of research to achieve results.